NASA engineer talks to Mandan Middle School students

BISMARCK, N.D. - Students at Mandan Middle School are learning from a North Dakotan about what it's like to work for NASA.

Jeremy Jacobs went to school in Bismarck, but has been working for NASA for years in Houston, Texas. The engineer talked to the students about how his job is basically to break things, in order to make sure they're strong enough to hold up in space.

Jacobs also talked about how it costs about $20,000 to send one pound of material into space.

“I learned that I can break things and make new things and they can launch rockets and send them to the moon or Mars," eighth grader Joslyn Jevne said.

Students also got to see pictures of the new space suit that NASA and Jacobs are working on.